Bell Airacobra Mk 1 for the RAF (P-39/P400)

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removed from behind the pilot, where it obstructed aft view. A throttle control quadrant friction damper was introduced. The AFDU also did some comparative dog-fighting tests with the Airacobra against a Spitfire VB and a captured Messerschmitt BF 109E. The Airacobra and the Bf 109E carried out mock dog-fighting at 6000 feet and 15000 feet. The Bf 109E had a height advantage of 1000 feet in each case. The Bf 109, using the normal German fighter tactics of diving and zooming, could usually ...

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